Aroldis Chapman open to new role

Aroldis Chapman open to a new role


Gunner Aroldis Chapman has lost his role as an endgame specialist with the New York Yankees. 

The 34-year-old is held sidelined since May 24 with an Achilles tendon injury. In his absence, Clay Holmes robbed him of his role.

This one has been spectacular since being called upon to secure victories for the Bronx Bombers. In 31 appearances on the mound this season, the 29-year-old right-hander has made 11 saves and maintained a 0.55 ERA.

Considering that, Chapman believes Holmes has earned to finish games in his place.

“When I got to the big leagues, I was given the opportunity to close the books and I took advantage of it. Much the same happened to Holmes. If he has this role, it's because he does very well,” Chapman told the New York Post daily.

“I'm past the point in my career where I I was fighting for a role, for the position of endgame specialist,” also said the veteran.

Before the injury, Chapman had maintained a 3.86 GAA and had nine saves in 14 innings disputed. The one who received seven invitations for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game has also started to face hitters during his own training sessions. However, he does not know when he will be able to return to the mound during a game.

“I am here! I try to recover, to come back, to be well and to help the team in any way, in any role,” he said.